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Excuse Me


The phrase "Excuse me" is too vague. We need separate phrases for:
"Get out of my way."
"I demand your attention."
"I belched and in case you didn't hear I want you to know that."
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You forgot "I didn't hear what you said" and "you said something offensive"
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"you said something offensive"

"errr just stop right there you cheeky ****er"

Tell 'em who the **** I am

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You ever see Samual L Jackson in pulp fiction ? Just say "B!t¢h be cool" or "Be cool motherfv¢ker" or something else he would say.






And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death
Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow,
A poor player that strut's and fret's his hour upon the stage and is heard no more,
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
- Macbeth
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You forgot "I didn't hear what you said" and "you said something offensive"
Yeah, it can really mean anything.

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You ever see Samual L Jackson in pulp fiction ? Just say "B!t¢h be cool" or "Be cool motherfv¢ker" or something else he would say.
For which one?
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strangely the intro video doesn't seem to be on YT. But it's not the full song anyway.

So yeah either play that song or maybe this one:

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Ehhh. By now there are so many odd things people say that I feel like we should just start banning the manufacture of new ways of saying the same thing. Like how "sick" is apparently what "cool" used to be. And I guess "Cool" was what "Groovy" and/or "far out!" used to be.

It especially irritates me when it turns dumb. Like "sick". WTF? I mean, I guess "Cool" didn't really make sense either but "sick" just sounds really stupid.
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I feel like there's probably a term for words like this. There are similar things in other languages where they have a bunch of uses like どうも and すみません.

They're annoying words because they relate directly to cultural stuff that you mostly have to pick up by being exposed to them:

https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/sumi...sumimasen-mean

https://www.dummies.com/languages/ja...t-in-japanese/

that article doesn't seem to mention but どうも can also work similarly to 'hello' lol.

https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/yoro...imasu-meaning/

It's similar to a platitude but that's not quite right. Or maybe it is just seems to lack even more meaning and generally they creep further and further away from their original meaning over time to incorporate more stuff.
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Ehhh. By now there are so many odd things people say that I feel like we should just start banning the manufacture of new ways of saying the same thing. Like how "sick" is apparently what "cool" used to be. And I guess "Cool" was what "Groovy" and/or "far out!" used to be.

It especially irritates me when it turns dumb. Like "sick". WTF? I mean, I guess "Cool" didn't really make sense either but "sick" just sounds really stupid.
This also happens in Japanese so it seems to be psychological. Maybe because intense emotions are often interrelated in the brain neurologically/chemically so they're more like exclamations of certain emotions. Bad can also means good and bad in English and when I was younger people used to use the word wicked which they don't now but that's another example.


There was another slang term used in the UK that I came across that's before my time meaning cool - wizard which is probably the strangest one lol would feel very unnatural to use that.

For some reason the writers of Juno tried to bring that back:


People seemed to think it was just his word but it isn't lol.
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Ehhh. By now there are so many odd things people say that I feel like we should just start banning the manufacture of new ways of saying the same thing. Like how "sick" is apparently what "cool" used to be. And I guess "Cool" was what "Groovy" and/or "far out!" used to be.

It especially irritates me when it turns dumb. Like "sick". WTF? I mean, I guess "Cool" didn't really make sense either but "sick" just sounds really stupid.
Groovy is so hilarious.

I keep hearing this word clout all of a sudden and it just sounds funny but I dont really care. Theres so many new words these days it's hard for me to keep up with.
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"Get out of my way."
"I demand your attention."
"Move ****h get out of my way!"
"Listen here you little ***t!"

Even shy people can be sassy sometimes...
I'll put drunk raccoon in my signature as well, because I CAN...
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Groovy is so hilarious.
I think if you trace things far enough back it was probably just "Oh wow!"

I mean, if you think about it, why wasn't that good enough?
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This is a good replacement for excuse me:





What the **** did you just ****ing say about me, you little *****? I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I'm the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the **** out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my ****ing words. You think you can get away with saying that **** to me over the Internet? Think again, ****er. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You're ****ing dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that's just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable *** off the face of the continent, you little ****. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little "clever" comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your ****ing tongue. But you couldn't, you didn't, and now you're paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will **** fury all over you and you will drown in it. You're ****ing dead, kiddo.
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"Move ****h get out of my way!"
"Listen here you little ***t!"
I prefer "Out of my way, jerkass!"
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Excuse me
Coming through
Pardon me
Can I have a moment of your time
Oops
If I may...
Sorry about that
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I feel like there's probably a term for words like this. There are similar things in other languages where they have a bunch of uses like どうも and すみません.

They're annoying words because they relate directly to cultural stuff that you mostly have to pick up by being exposed to them:

https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/sumi...sumimasen-mean

https://www.dummies.com/languages/ja...t-in-japanese/

that article doesn't seem to mention but どうも can also work similarly to 'hello' lol.

https://www.tofugu.com/japanese/yoro...imasu-meaning/

It's similar to a platitude but that's not quite right. Or maybe it is just seems to lack even more meaning and generally they creep further and further away from their original meaning over time to incorporate more stuff.
Homonyms. The English language is full of them. I can't think of any right now but Spanish has a few of them.
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Homonyms. The English language is full of them. I can't think of any right now but Spanish has a few of them.
Ah yeah I've heard that term before I was thinking more specifically about words that seem to get extended to lots of polite generic stuff, but there probably isn't a term for that really. I guess platitude gets kind of near to it but is a different thing.
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